– Some college students have taken to the streets to protest the arrest of former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha

– The students are beneficiaries of Okorocha’s foundation in Sokoto, Ibadan and other communities

– According to report, the student’s called for the safety of the senator

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Some students have reportedly protested the recent troubles of former governor Rochas Okorocha, Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District.

The students are beneficiaries from 12 schools built by Rochas Foundation in Sokoto, Bauchi, Jos, Ogboko, Zaria, Ibadan and other communities where they enjoy free education, scholarship programs and empowerment. The protest was to demand the safety of their benefactor.

The students said in helping them, the former governor did not take their background to consideration, hence, he rendered the help selflessly, thereby creating assured future for Nigerian children, Leadership reports.

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College students protest over the arrest of Okorocha in Imo

College students have protested over the arrest of Senator Okorocha in Imo. Photo: Leadership
Source: UGC

The students said in helping them, the former governor did not take their background to consideration, hence, he rendered the help selflessly, thereby creating assured future for Nigerian children

Okorocha, the current senator representing Imo west senatorial district and former governor of the state, has been at loggerheads with Governor Uzodinma.

College students reportedly protest over arrest of Okorocha

The protesting students are beneficiaries of Okorocha’s foundation in Sokoto, Ibadan and other communities. Photo: Leadership
Source: UGC

The duo are members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) but remain political rivals despite being in the same party.

Recall that the Imo government sealed off an estate located in the state capital, Owerri, allegedly owned by the wife of the senator, Mrs. Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha.

Senator Okorocha had earlier claimed Governor Uzodimma sent over 1,000 armed thugs to attack him over the weekend.

Speaking on Sunday, February 21 via his spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo, Senator Okorocha also accused police officers attached to Government House Owerri of standing-by and watching his aides assaulted by Governor Uzodinma’s aides.

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Also, most citizens who reacted to the development believe that things are just working against Okorocha after he allegedly ganged up to oust his successor, Emeka Ihedioha, from office.

Moreover, some believe that his arrest on the order of Governor Uzodinma was a prove that power is transient.

Persons who share the same opinion said some years ago Okorocha called the shots but now he is being questioned by a mere special assistant to the incumbent governor.

Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.